CGA Monthly Bulletin (July 2018)

Date: Jul 2018
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relationship between China and Uruguay, the Uruguayan Embassy in China and Uruguay XXI (government investment promotion agency) will be hosting the "Uruguay Week in China" at the end of August to celebrate the warm trade and investment relationships between the two countries.
The events will also include the inauguration of the new Uruguayan consulate in Guangzhou, which will be witnessed by Rodolfo Nin Novoa (Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs). Antonio Carámbula (Executive Director of Uruguay XXI) will deliver a presentation regarding investment opportunities in Uruguay.
Attendees will enjoy a tasting session of premium Uruguayan meat, wines, olive oil, cheese and caviar in parallel with an Uruguayan music show.
Unquestionably the events will help to boost Uruguay’s presence in China and also the two-way business flows between the countries.
Main activities:
Date 20 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug
City Beijing Chongqing Guangzhou
1 Nov – Zhuhai (China-LAC 2018)
5 Nov – Shanghai (China International Import Expo 2018)
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